Our most popular course gives students a solid footing in photography and teaches you how to become master of your camera, whether you’re using compact or digital SLR.

It’s fun, practical and covers all the basics. From photographing friends to creating eye-catchy compositions this course will provide you with the basic skills to make your photography stand out from the rest.

Teens will learn how to:

  • use different camera settings for creative effect
  • set a correct exposure in different modes and various situations
  • create strong images and unusual pictures

Teens Photography ©Sasha @TheMangoLab

©Sasha @TheMangoLab

©Jimena @TheMangoLab

©Jimena @TheMangoLab

©Mattie @TheMangoLab

©Mattie @TheMangoLab

©Lydia @TheMangoLab

©Lydia @TheMangoLab


We get to shoot out on location with fun briefs and projects, with a brief introduction to photo editing in Photoshop depending on the group.

Locations visited are likely to include Covent Garden where we are now based, and may also include:

  • Greenwich by boat
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • South Bank
  • Camden Market and more.

This course can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. It also leads on to our Teens Intermediate and Saturday courses where skills are refreshed and developed.

Our 6:1 ratio means spaces are limited, so book early to secure your space for dates that suit you.

Course requirement: Ideally a camera (DSLR or compact) with Manual mode (usually M, Av/A, Tv/S, P on the “mode dial”).
Loan cameras available (Nikon/Canon), so please contact us to enquire/ reserve if required.

Level: Beginners

Average age: 12-15 year olds (and a bit either side).
For older groups, please see our Sixth Form/Gap Year student courses.

Class size: 6

All our Teens photography and media courses run during school holidays, half-terms and on Saturdays during term-time.
Phone us for more information, to chat about how we run our courses or to reserve your space. Spaces limited! Small groups, max. 6 students per tutor.
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award “Extra Skill” compatible.

Please call us on 0203 002 4991 or email info@themangolab.co.uk to secure your place.


What students are saying:
“I wish I could do this course every day!”
NA, 13 years old

“I have continued to the advanced course right after the introductory course because I enjoyed it so much! The course was wonderful, Julia was so professional and nice. She taught us so many tricks and tools to become more creative. I especially liked our days outside the Lab, photographing in the streets and looking for creative angles and perspectives.”
IG, 15 years old


Jan – Mar 2018

Saturdays (4 morning/afternoons, 12 hours) choose from 10am-1pm (MORNINGS) OR 2-5pm (AFTERNOONS)


Saturday 13 Jan (then 20, 27 Jan & 3 Feb), 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £285


Saturday 13 Jan (then 20, 27 Jan & 3 Feb), 2-5pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £285


  • See our February Half-term courses: Mon 12 – Thurs 15 Feb, 2018



Saturday 24 Feb (then 3, 10 & 17 Mar), 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £285


Saturday 24 Feb (then 3, 10 & 17 Mar), 2-5pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £285


Ring us to book: 0203 002 4991 or book here.


SPRING February HALF-TERM | Weekdays
Mon 12 – Thurs 15 Feb 2018  MON – THURS: WEEKDAYS

Monday – Thursday, choose from 10am-1pm (MORNINGS) OR 2.30-5.30pm (AFTERNOONS)

Mon 12 – Thurs 15 Feb | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £285


Mon 12 – Thurs 15 Feb | 2.30-5.30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £285


Ring us to book: 0203 002 4991 or book here.


Mar – Apr

 Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography – click here for more course info

Easter March – April 2018

Week 1 Teens Easter Holidays 26, 27, 28, 29 March

Week 2 Teens Easter Holidays 3, 4, 5 & 6 April – Tues – Fri due to Bank Holiday Monday

Week 3 Teens Easter Holidays 9, 10, 11 & 12 April

Week 4 Teens Easter Holidays 16, 17, 18, 19 April



Please get in touch for more information or to book.

One to One training – customisable dates, times & course material, subject to availability. Get in touch: 0203 002 4991.

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